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Walk at 11

Any advice on “Walk at 11”? I’m struggling with this one. Do just one level per week (advanced levels may need more than one week). Level 1 LH isn’t too challenging because it is based on Honey Dew chords. Make sure you have them stick…

Webinar Series: 2/12/2019 – Piano – Stories Behind the Songs

This is a fascinating look at Neil’s compositions and the inspiration behind them. You will learn some things about Neil by listening to these stories, and have some cool things to share with your students as they learn them. Topics include: Background & Context (00:05)…

What special and supplemental programs correspond with Foundation levels?

Does anyone have an outline of what special and supplemental programs they have students purchase with each level? I am going to do my first FIS next weekend with my current students, and I want to give parents an accurate expectation of how much they…

Webinar Series: 06/13/2017 – Piano – Fitting in All the Streams

In this webinar Neil talks about structuring lessons to include all required components of the Core Curriculum. Topics include: Importance of Following the Core Curriculum (00:08) Methodological or Behavioral Basis? (04:45) Circle-in-Square Concept (07:57) Timing of Streams (11:25) Introducing Comp & Improv, Arrangements and Accompaniment…

Teaching Foundation Only?

I am just covering my bases/honesty here – I just had a student inform me via email that she only enjoys learning the video-supported material and wonders if I can teach her only this, or if I know a teacher who teaches only the SHM…

Teaching Foundation Levels and Streams

I recently received materials on Accompaniment, Accompaniment variations and Reading Rhythm, and found all of them very good. Actually, my adult (recent retiree) was so excited when with CFG set she could play several familiar Christmas songs almost at once, “Can you believe it, the…

Reply To: Getting the most out of reverse engineering

I am just covering my bases/honesty here – I just had a student inform me via email that she only enjoys learning the video-supported material and wonders if I can teach her only this or if I know a teacher who teaches only the SHM…